New DUI Law to Take Effect in Pennsylvania Aug. 25th
New DUI law lets arrestees drive
Amid the traditional holiday crackdown on drunken driving, Illinois will begin a major philosophical shift in how it punishes DUI – a shift that has the unusual support of both defense attorneys and anti-DUI activists. Instead, in keeping with a national trend, those arrested for DUI will be allowed to continue driving so long as they install special breath-measuring devices in their vehicles to ensure they haven’t been drinking. In the decades-long debate over proper punishment for DUI, the new law removes a type of punishment that has been a flashpoint in that debate. The suspensions – which start on the 46th day after a DUI arrest – are handled apart from a court process activists often have complained is laden with lenient plea deals. Defense attorneys have argued that the suspensions are counterproductive: People needed to drive to keep jobs and ferry kids, so many of those facing DUI charges drive illegally, without insurance or oversight. As the debate has simmered in Illinois, experts across the country and a popular anti-DUI group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have pushed for greater use of electronic devices that measure drivers’ breath for alcohol content – even to supersede any mandatory suspensions or revocations. With unanimous support from lawmakers, Illinois in 2016 will do away with the mandatory suspensions for most first-time and repeat offenders, although drivers still will have to apply for special permits and pay for the devices and monitoring, which typically cost more than $100 a month combined. Northfield lawyer Larry Davis, who pushed for the law on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association, said he suspects some arrestees will still try to skip the process and drive illegally. He believes the vast majority of those arrested for DUI will be eager to have a cleaner path to resume driving legally. Many arrestees now will have less incentive to cut deals that require hefty fines to keep their licenses, when they can get the approval to drive while their cases are pending, Davis said.
Oklahoma DUI Law Amendment 2017; Interlock Devices
There are many small changes to the DUI law contained in the Act, but two very substantive changes will go into effect:Requirement of interlock devices/creation of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program, andcriminalization of refusing to take a breathalyzer test. This blog post will focus on the requirement of interlock devices and the creation of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program. Ignition interlock systems are devices used to prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking alcohol. If the driver blows into the device and exceeds that amount, the interlock locks the vehicle’s ignition. The cost of an Interlock device can quickly add up with install fees, monthly monitoring, etc. The current law requires interlock devices for first time offenders when he/she has a blood alcohol concentration of.15 or more. The current law also provides provisions for more severe interlock restrictions for subsequent DUI offenses. The new law effective November 1, 2017 will require interlock devices for conviction of all DUI offenses. Offenders will have the option of entering the Impaired Driver Accountability Program, or challenging the DUI charge through the court process. Creates the following schedule of penalties relating to the ignition interlock device: Crime Penalty Knowingly allowing a person required to use an interlock device to drive a vehicle without one A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail Willfully attempting to interfere with the proper functioning of the interlock device A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail A person who is required to drive a vehicle with an interlock device who does not A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail.
Braden & Tucci
Welcome to the website of the DUI defense firm of Braden & Tucci. Vincent Tucci is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vincent Tucci has also been certified in the administration, calibration & maintenance of the Intoximeter Alco-Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device – the breath test device you may or may not have taken at the scene of your arrest. Currently, Vincent Tucci is the Immediate Past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association – a statewide organization of attorneys representing individuals accused of DUI. Vincent Tucci is the co-chair of the DUI Committee for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and sits as a Board of Governor member. In the last twenty years, Vincent Tucci has personally tried close to 100 cases to jury trials with a majority of those jury trials having a successful outcome for the client in all Southern California courts with an emphasis in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. In 2017, Mr. Tucci tried a.18/.18 PAS with a.18/.19 EC-IR II in the Metropolitan Courthouse against the nation’s top DUI prosecutor in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict for his client who was a commercial license holder. In 2017, Mr. Tucci tried a DUI case in Pomona for another commercial driver. We invited the court to dismiss the case and the court declined our invitation. Vincent Tucci has represented citizens against the DMV in excess of several thousand times. Braden & Tucci concentrates and limits our practice to representing citizens standing accused by the government of DUI both in court & at the DMV..